What does closeness mean?

Definitions for closeness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word closeness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. closeness, intimacy(noun)

    a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

    "their closeness grew as the night wore on"

  2. stuffiness, closeness(noun)

    the quality of being close and poorly ventilated

  3. nearness, closeness(noun)

    the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

    "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"

  4. meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness(noun)

    extreme stinginess

  5. closeness, secretiveness(noun)

    characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)

  6. familiarity, intimacy, closeness(noun)

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"


  1. closeness(Noun)

    The state of being physically close

  2. closeness(Noun)

    The state of being friends

  3. closeness(Noun)

    The state of being mean or stingy

  4. closeness(Noun)

    The state of being secretive

  5. closeness(Noun)

    The shortest path between two vertices in a graph

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closeness(noun)

    the state of being close


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closeness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closeness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Montgomery:

    I saw a closeness with them that I'd never seen before.

  2. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.

  3. Carrie Fisher:

    You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.

  4. Barry Zuckerman:

    It's one of the most pleasurable activities that you do with your child -- there's physical closeness but it's probably the most unhurried time that children have with their parent and it is focused on them.

  5. Elizabeth Ochoa:

    Every person has different levels of comfort with closeness and distance to each other, if both people are comfortable with living apart, it can work well—but if there is a mismatch, based on fears about abandonment, trust, or fidelity, then living apart will strain the relationship.

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